The Ventura College Foundation welcomes Stephen J. Kipp, founder and CEO of KBD & Associates in Ventura, as its appointed financial steward.
The Ventura College Foundation was established in 1981 and is dedicated to the “support and enhancement of the student educational experience at Ventura College through fundraising activities that provide scholarships to students, grants to staff and funds for special college projects.” The Foundation has contributed over $15 million to Ventura College and its students. Currently, the Foundation provides more than $500,000 per year in scholarships and grants, and program and capital support to Ventura College.
“Together, KBD and the Ventura College Foundation will provide the opportunity for individuals to help build a financial future and procure a legacy of memories for future generations,” said Norbert Tan, Executive Director of the Ventura College Foundation.
“By providing expertise and investing of our time and resources, we can help sustain the Ventura College Foundation for many years to come,” Kipp said. “As stewards of the enrichment and endowment funds for the Foundation, we will ensure investments by donors, planned giving, and scholarships remain secure and grow over time.”
Giving back to the community is a core value at KBD, and one of the main reasons why the firm offers resources to assist organizations like the Ventura College Foundation that make the community a better place to live, work and play.
About Stephen J. Kipp, MBA, PFP
As president and CEO of KBD & Associates, Stephen J. Kipp leads a talented team of professionals dedicated to making client goals the center of our universe. With more than 35 years of combined professional experience, he has a wealth of diversified knowledge and insight that has helped generations of clients.
Kipp earned the professional designation of Personal Financial Planner (PFP) through the UCLA Graduate School of Management, his MBA from Cal State Northridge and a Master’s in Public Administration from USC. He holds NASD Series 24, Series 7 and Series 63 and Life, Health and Disability License through the California Department of Insurance (CA #0665147).
About the Ventura College Foundation
Over its history, the Foundation has raised more than $15 million in private support for Ventura College. Though Ventura College receives state funding, that funding falls short of actually covering the annual costs incurred in providing quality educational opportunities for more than 12,000 students.
Contributions to the Ventura College Foundation help to support student scholarships and grants, innovation grants for staff, special equipment needs, and programs and services that do not receive public funding. One-Hundred percent of funds donated go to students and the educational programs of the college.
Ventura College Foundation's newest program is the Ventura College Promise Grant. This grant pays for the first-year of enrollment fees at Ventura College, and is offered to every recent Ventura County high school graduate.
For more information, contact the Ventura College Foundation Office at (805) 654-6461